Blue Heron Days

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About the Festival

The first Lino Lakes Blue Heron Days Festival was held in 2004. Blue Heron Days was so named because Lino Lakes has the second largest Blue Heron rookery in the state. The Blue Heron has been the city logo for many years, symbolizing the area's beauty and natural amenities.

A highlight of the festival is a parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday on Lake Drive, starting at Target and ending just short of Main Street. The parade has become more popular each year, with celebrity grand marshals and guest emcees, floats, local organizations and businesses, and the Lino Lakes Ambassadors riding on the city float. Other popular events include the street dance on Friday and Saturday night at Tavern on Main, Quad Chamber Business Expo & Art Fair, American Legion Family Picnic, YMCA Splash and Dash, Petting Zoo, Centennial Fire Open House, Shawn Silvera Memorial Run, Daisy Dash and much more! At Lino Park we will be having a Penny Carnival! At the carnival each game will cost one penny. Make sure you remember to bring all of your pennies! The coronation is held on Sunday of that weekend to crown the next year’s Miss Lino Lakes Ambassadors. Each year something new and different brings families out to enjoy the festivities.

Watch this site for the latest information on events, applications to participate in events, volunteer opportunities and ways to sponsor this community festival.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, August 19, 2016

5:30-6:30 pm Free Comfort Yoga by Thia Casanova
6 pm American Legion & LLPD Softball Tournament at Sunrise Park
9 pm Street Dance at Tavern on Maine. Starring: Good for Gary
Dusk Movie in the Park – “INSIDE OUT” at Lino Park


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Lino Park Events: 7850 Lake Drive

8 am Officer Shawn Silvera Memorial Run at Lino Lakes City Offices
9 am Kids Fun Run at YMCA
9:10 am Kids Splash & Duathlon at YMCA
9:30 am Royal Pre-Parade Breakfast at Legion
10 am-4 pm Magic Bounce Inflatables at Lino Park
11 am Parade on Lake Drive
Noon- 4pm Quad Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Art Fair
12:30-4:30 pm Live Music by Authorities at Lino Park
1-3:45 pm Petting Zoo at Lino Park
1-4 pm Penny Kiddie Carnival at Lino Park

*Don’t forget your pennies for the Carnival!!

1-4 pm Henna & Caricature at Lino Park
1:30-6pm American Legion & LLPD Softball Tournament at Sunrise Park
2-5 pm Band at Legion
9 pm Street Dance at Tavern on Maine. Starring 8 Foot 4


Sunday, August 21, 2016

10 am – 5 pm Waldoch Farm Garden Tour/Corn Feed
(8174 Lake Drive)
4:30 pm Lino Lakes Ambassador Coronation at Centennial Middle School


*Please note that information is subject to change.